Written by Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities, Australian Government
12 April 2017

Australian governments have developed national guidelines for the delivery of infrastructure projects to promote cross-government consistency and the use of best practice approaches. These guidelines cover the main approaches to project delivery and include:

These guidelines cover the main approaches to project delivery and include: traditional contracting; alliance contracting; and public-private partnerships. These guidelines should not be seen as exhaustive but are intended to inform the development of policy by individual jurisdictions and support agencies that deliver infrastructure projects. The policies, guidelines and requirements of individual jurisdictions are precedent to the practices covered in these documents.

The National Framework for Traditional Contracting has been developed to document best practice in traditional contracting for infrastructure projects to promote productivity improvements in the planning and contracting phase. Alliance contracting is an integrated procurement method for infrastructure projects. Under an alliance contract, a government client contractually works collaboratively with private suppliers to deliver the project. The National PPP Policy and Guidelines have been developed to provide a consistent framework that enables public and private sectors to work together to improve service delivery through private sector provision of public infrastructure and related services.